AKASHI Red Label Blended Whisky

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Eigashima Shuzo is one of Japan’s oldest family-run distilleries with 100 years of whisky-making experience. Established in 1679, Eigashima was once considered among the top 100 corporations of the Meiji era of Japan.

Eigashima has been making sake and shochu with Japanese traditional craftsmanship since 1888, and as the first distillery to obtain a license to make whisky in Japan in 1919, is a true pioneer in its field. Known for its clean air and water, the city of Akashi is located in close proximity to Kobe and is the only distillery in Japan situated closely to the sea.

“With Honesty” as the company motto throughout the centuries, Eigashima’s ninth generation leader, Mr. Hiraishi has uncompromising standards for each drop of his beautiful products.

Akashi Red Label Blended Whisky is aged in American White Oak Shochu casks for 2 years, and aged in ex-bourbon casks before finishing in ex-sherry casks for 1 year.  This elegant whisky shows its cleanness, harmony and precision in the bottles, exhibiting rich stone fruit and citrus notes, and a mellow vanilla flavor that lingers on the finish.

Tasting Note:

Color: Bright amber

Nose: Vanilla, honey, with hints of apricot and dried fruit.

Palate: Clean and smooth, followed by chestnuts, spicy oaks and salted caramel source.

Finish: Long finish with a touch of saltiness that goes perfectly with seafoods.

Distillery: Eigashima Distillery
Alcohol Content: 40%
Volume: 500mL / 200mL
Ingredient: Malt, Grain